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Cultural Attitudes of Romanian Youth  [cached]
Bob Ives,Kathryn Obenchain,Kathryn Obenchain,Eleni Oikonomidoy
International Journal of Education , 2010, DOI: 10.5296/ije.v2i1.308
Abstract: A variation of the Bogardus scale on social distance was implemented to examine the cultural attitudes of Romanian youth about minorities in Romania. The results indicated that the greatest social distance was reported towards members of the Rroma minority with members of the Hungarian minority following. The least social distance was, not surprisingly, associated with members of the Romanian majority. The findings of this study are examined in light of their implications for teacher education, in the continuously changing sociopolitical landscape of Romania. Keywords: Cultural attitude, Romania, Pre-service teacher, Bogardus scale, Contact theory
Studying Religion for Sustainable Development in Nigeria
B Obiefuna, A Uzoigwe
UJAH: Unizik Journal of Arts and Humanities , 2012,
Abstract: Nigeria is a pluralistic society. This is evident in ethnicity, religion and culture; three concepts that are intertwined and yet different. Most of the conflicts experienced in Nigeria are blamed on these concepts, especially religion. Nigerians do not freely discuss religion. It is a volatile subject to be discussed as a national issue. Institutions of learning shy away from studying religion as such. Religion, nonetheless, underpins and gives force to ethnicity and culture. Of the three dominant religions in Nigeria, Ancestral Religion cushions the missionary religions (Christianity and Islam). In their missionary character, they compete for sphere of influence and indoctrinate people unto fanaticism. The consequence is mutual hatred that often leads to the loss of lives and property. Religion is then seen as dysfunctional to development. The problem, however, is that people are not educated, formally and informally, on the possible contributions of religion to human development. Nigeria’s tertiary institutions serve as the starting point. The paper concludes that the study of religion is indispensable for sustainable development in Nigeria. It recommends that for this type of development to be achieved, students of religion should be given a pride of place in Nigeria’s politics and economy.
The place of religion in the Romanian public space: Constitutional (dis)continuities and uncertainties  [cached]
Iuliana Conovici
Sfera Politicii , 2012,
Abstract: This article includes a reassessment of the Romanian constitutional definition of the place of religion in the public sphere, from 1866 to the 2003. We seek to understand how and to what extent constitutional texts include the defining elements for the public understanding and definition of the place of religion in the public sphere in Romania, and what place they occupy the constitutional arrangements of the Romanian State.
Culture as Religion and Religion as Culture in the Philosophy of Lucian Blaga  [cached]
Michael S. Jones
Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies , 2006,
Abstract: Mircea Eliade, the renowned scholar of Romanian origin, wrote that Lucian Blaga was the greatest Romanian philosopher of all time. Blaga was intensely interested in both culture and religion as areas of philosophical investigation. Blaga’s philosophy proposes a metaphysics that explains the origin of culture and its unrivaled significance to humanity. His philosophy also endeavors to explicate the relationship between culture and religion. Blaga finds that religion is a cultural product, but does not view this as a detriment to religion. On the contrary, according to Blaga, it is the very fact that religion is an expression of cultural creativity that gives religion its beauty. This article will introduce Blaga’s philosophy of culture and his philosophy of religion, explain the relationship between them, and show that Blaga accorded high honor to both.
Culture as Religion and Religion as Culture in the Philosophy of Lucian Blaga
Michael S. Jones
Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies , 2006,
Abstract: Mircea Eliade, the renowned scholar of Romanian origin, wrote that Lucian Blaga was the greatest Romanian philosopher of all time. Blaga was intensely interested in both culture and religion as areas of philosophical investigation. Blaga’s philosophy proposes a metaphysics that explains the origin of culture and its unrivaled significance to humanity. His philosophy also endeavors to explicate the relationship between culture and religion. Blaga finds that religion is a cultural product, but does not view this as a detriment to religion. On the contrary, according to Blaga, it is the very fact that religion is an expression of cultural creativity that gives religion its beauty. This article will introduce Blaga’s philosophy of culture and his philosophy of religion, explain the relationship between them, and show that Blaga accorded high honor to both.
THE ROMANIAN COURT OF ACCOUNTS, TRADITION AND ACTUALITY
Elena – Carmen Bragadirean
Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis Arad, Seria Stiinte Economice , 2011,
Abstract: This article is an analysis of the financial control/audit activity organization and conduct inRomania, al the level of the Romanian Court of Accounts as of set up date and until now.The financial control/audit activity is conducted by virtue of the right of society to have thefundamental general interest defended. The necessity to organize and conduct financialcontrol results from the fact that financial resources established and available to publicadministration belong to the overall society. Society is directly interested to ensurefinancial resources for the common needs, as well as their allotment in relation to prioritiesset by competent bodies for the use of public funds with maximum economic and socialefficiency, harmonizing interests, sizing financial resources and, last but not least, theirorientation towards various programmed destinations. In Romania, the institutionhabilitated based on legal provisions to implement the above mentioned object is theRomanian Court of Accounts.
Romanian and Spanish Cultural Crossings
Anisoara Popa
Acta Universitatis Danubius : Relationes Internationales , 2010,
Abstract: Much more appreciated and known in his time than by posterity, V.A.Urechia was ahistorian, politician and learned man, formed together with great personalities of the generation of the40's, A.I.Cuza's collaborator (the first ruler of the United Principalities), and also our first hispanist.After finishing his studies in Paris, he married Francoise Josephine Dominique Plano, the daughter ofQueen Isabela's of Spain personal doctor, Urechia showed a constant interest and maintained strongconnections with the Spanish cultural space that he discovered to be the origin of the foundingemperor of Dacia Traiana. The subject-matter of the present paper is Urechia's "capital of Spanisheducation" (enhanced in time), the contacts with the great personalities of the Spanish culture of histime , that can be reconstituted due to his work, his memoires, his letters a intercultural dialogue andarticles published in the Spanish and Romanian press, as well as the influence of those contacts on thepersonality, method, and purpose of his cultural approaches. Moreover, we are to point out thecontribution that the personalities had in the intercultural dialogue in Europe, at the end of the 19thcentury.
COORDINATES OF ROMANIAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Viorel CORNESCU,Vladimir-Codrin IONESCU
Lex et Scientia , 2012,
Abstract: Strategic objective of macroeconomic management, sustainable development implies the identification of an interaction space between economic, social, environmental and technological systems, in a dynamic and flexible process of functioning. Starting from fundamental macroeconomic principles, the paper synthesizes relevant aspects concerning planning, as main instrument of macroeconomic management and macroeconomic modelling, as a basis of substantiating development strategies. Likewise, the paper presents a mix of politics which operationalization could register Romania on sustainable development coordinates.
COORDINATES OF ROMANIAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
VIOREL CORNESCU,VLADIMIR – CODRIN IONESCU
Challenges of the Knowledge Society , 2011,
Abstract: Strategic objective of macroeconomic management, sustainable development implies the identification of an interaction space between economic, social, environmental and technological systems, in a dynamic and flexible process of functioning. Starting from fundamental macroeconomic principles, the paper synthesizes relevant aspects concerning planning, as main instrument of macroeconomic management and macroeconomic modelling, as a basis of substantiating development strategies. Likewise, the paper presents a mix of politics which operationalization could register Romania on sustainable development coordinates.
Understanding of Religion and the Role Played by Cultural Sociology in the Process  [PDF]
Sheila Vaughham
School of Doctoral Studies Journal , 2009,
Abstract: This paper assesses the contribution of cultural sociology to the understanding of religion from a critical perspective. First it examines and summarizes how three Weber, Durkheim and Marx see the nature of religion as a cultural form. It then looks at various recent theories of religion under globalization. The author then assesses the contribution that these cultural theories give to the understanding of real religious phenomena through examining whether they can help in an understanding of Islamic fundamentalism.
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